VIRUS UPDATE: Xàbia records no new cases over the weekend

Infection spread in the Marina Alta region has continued to drop with just over 75% of municipalities showing no new cases in the past 14 days.

Tuesday 15th June 2021 – Compiled by MIKE SMITH

The total number of positive coronavirus cases detected by PCR test in Xàbia remains at 1,507, according to the latest update from the regional health ministry, meaning that no new cases were reported over the weekend. The number of cases detected in the past 14 days has reduced to 15, which means that the municipality’s 14-day IA rate, a measure of the speed at which the virus moves through the population, has also dropped to to 53.54 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which means that the town remains in the ‘Medium Risk’ category. There have been no new deaths in Xàbia since late March and the number for remains at 12.

In the Marina Alta region, there have been 34 new positive cases detected in the past 14 days (of which Xàbia still accounts just under half) whilst the total number of positive cases since the pandemic began has been confirmed as 10,157 since the last update, a rise of 6; Benissa 2, Dénia 2, Calp 1, El Vergel 1 and Pedreguer 1; Teulada’s total has been adjusted to 688, a reduction of one case . The region’s 14-day IA rate has dropped to 19.93 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the region is in the ‘New Normal’ category. There have been no new deaths since the last update and the region’s toll remains 203.

Pedreguer (63.44) and Xàbia (53.54) are the only municipalities in the Marina Alta at the ‘Medium Risk’ level whilst one municipality is in the ‘Low Risk’ category: Benissa (44.29). The rest of the municipalities in the region are at the ‘New Normal’ level, with 25 of them showing no infection spread over the last 14 days, just over 75%.


Spain’s 14-day IA rate is 104.56 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the country remains in the ‘Medium Risk’ category. The rate has dropped by 14.12% in the past two weeks, whilst the Positivity Rate, the measure of how many coronavirus tests return positive, is 4.35%; a value of 5% or less indicates that transmission of the virus is more or less under control.

Across Spain, all autonomous regions and cities are now below the 200 mark for cases per 100,000. Andalucia leads the way (184.75) and it is joined by La Rioja at the ‘High Risk’ level. The Baleares (40.63) is the region with the lowest rate of infection in the whole country with the Comunidad Valenciana (40.93) just above. Both regions continue at the ‘Low Risk’ level along with Galicia (42.38), Ceuta (45.13) and Murcia (48.44).

The newspaper El País has reported that Madrid has brought forward the second AstraZeneca shot for the 60-69 age group after more cases of the Delta Variant are detected in the capital region. Experts are concerned that the variant, which is 50% more transmissible that the British one, could be the predominant strain across the whole country within six or seven weeks. In addition, new variant B.1.621 has arrived in the country from Colombia which has high transmission and lower response to vaccines.

Vaccination (14.06.21)

Spain has administered 33,242,768 doses of vaccine, which is 92.4% of those which it has already received. A total of 12,813,055 people have completed the recommended course, which is 31.9% of the total of the population which is to be vaccinated (40,129,822).

According to the latest data provided by the health authorities, 91.7% of people aged 50 and over in Spain have received at least one dose, with 56.7% having completed the recommended course.

The Comunidad Valenciana has administered 3,347,500 doses of vaccine, which is 90.9% of the total which it has received. A total of 1,282,011 people have completed the recommended course, which 30.0% of the population which is to be vaccinated (4,289,305).

According to the latest data provided by the health authorities, 90.7% of people aged 50 and over in the Comunidad Valenciana have received at least one dose, with 56.0% having completed the recommended course.